Shutt Ridley round off their campaign with more points

Shutt Ridley RT ladies' team with the Queen of The Bowl trophy; Julia Chatterton, Haddi Conant, Maxine Filby, Leah Moorman and Charlotte Beechey. Photo: Rupert Conant
Shutt Ridley RT ladies' team with the Queen of The Bowl trophy; Julia Chatterton, Haddi Conant, Maxine Filby, Leah Moorman and Charlotte Beechey. Photo: Rupert Conant

It has been a hugely successful season for Shutt Ridley RT at the MK Bowl.

Shutt Ridley RT sent a large team to Milton Keynes looking to close out the season with success.

In the women’s race, Shutt had their full team of Maxine Filby, Julia Chatterton, Haddi Conant, Leah Moorman and Charlotte Beechey.

As the race played out, the large field were not going to let anyone get away.

Both Filby and Chatterton made attempts but nothing stuck and the sprint finish came around all too quickly, particularly so for Chatterton, who had just returned from the Alps.

A very strong sprint from Holly Hoy of Cycle Team OnForm took the win with Filby in fifth, Conant in ninth and Chatterton in tenth, all picking up points for the team.

Beechey finished 19th with team-mate Moorman just behind in 23rd.

In the 4th cat race, Tim Hiscox played an astute tactical race keeping himself out of trouble until the final laps.

In the sprint, Hiscox found himself out of position and could only come through for tenth, sneaking in one more point for himself.

The men’s elite race saw Gareth Harvey, who had just secured second place in the overall race, with Ash Mahoney.

With the pressure off, Harvey worked tirelessly for team-mate Mahoney in order to gain enough licence points to stay in the 2nd cat field next season.

Three riders broke clear and stayed away but Harvey guided Mahoney to a good position for the sprint behind.

In an excellent display of sprinting, Mahoney powered away to take fifth on the night in his best result of the season at the Bowl.

In addition, the five points were enough to secure Mahoney his 2nd cat licence for next year.

In the 3/4 cat race, James Beechey and Luke Souter set about showing their form as their MK Bowl season came to an end.

In a highly entertaining race, Souter blasted off the front of the race never to be seen again. It was an impressive ride from Souter as took the win with Beechey following behind in 11th.